The Zhoghovurd reported that the PA leader Gagik Tsarukyan held a meeting of party activists and announced that those in charge of precincts who ensured less than 10,000 votes for their party will not enter parliament. Thus Gagik Tsarukyan asked a group of PA members to resign from parliament.
Hence, the first to resign were the minister of urban planning Vardan Vardanyan and the minister of health Harutyun Kushkyan. Hmayak Hovhanisyan’s future in parliament is vague. Tsarukyan is hesitating about him. MP Aram Safaryan, Tsarukyan;s spokesman Khachik Galstyan and Ruben Gevorgyan (nicknamed Flower Rubo) will not be members of parliament. The director of Arsoil Hripsimeh Avetisyan will not enter parliament as well. Karo Karapetyan’s future is in the air. Ex-members of parliament Mkhitar Harutyunyan and Vahagn Makhsudyan will not enter this parliament. The ex-minister of urban planning Ara Aramyan will most probably be appointed deputy minister. The president of the Armenian State College of Physical Training Vahram Arakelyan resigned from parliament. Two governors, Nver Poghosyan and Sergey Bagratyan submitted their resignation from parliament as well. The Zhoghovurd noted that Tsarukyan is satisfied with Bagratyan’s performance, not Poghosyan’s.
Hence, according to Gagik Tsarukyan’s decision, besides him the parliamentary group of the PA will include Vartan Oskanian, Gurgen Arsenian, Naira Zohrabyan, Vahe Hovhannisyan, Mikael Melkumyan, Elinar Vardanyan, Stepan Margaryan, Tamar Poghosyan, Vahe Enfiajyan, Vahan Babayan, Tigran Urikhanyan, Rustam Gasparyan, Harutyun Gharagozyan, Abraham Manukyan, Hrant Madatyan, Tigran Stepanyan, Vahan Karapetyan, Arsen Avagyan, Bazmaser Arakelyan.